Idea Exchange: April 15th – April 19th

Monday, April 15th:

Today we talked about pie weights, pecans, Jackie Robinson, ham types and how to cook to them. Recipes: Loaded Breakfast Skillet, Hot Cross Buns, S’mores Skillet Fondue, Sunflower Cupcakes, Slow Cooker chicken Quesadillas, Lemony Blueberry Layered Pie and cinnamon Bunny Rolls.

TODAY: Tax Day, First McDonald’s opened, Glazed Spriral Ham, Go Fly a Kite, Erasers, Take a wild Guess, Husband Appreciation, National Auctioneers, Leonard Da Vinci’s birthday and Art History.


Tuesday, April 16th:


Danger! It lurks at every corner. Volcanoes. Sharks. Cyberbullies. Sinkholes. From wresting an alligator to evading drones to landing a plane if the pilot passes out, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is here to help with expert, illustrated, step-by-step instructions for life’s sudden turns for the worst. Needed now more than ever, this revised and expanded edition—published on the international bestseller’s 20th anniversary—delivers frightening and funny real advice readers need to know fast. With crucial information added from across the Worst-Case series and 20 all-new scenarios for twenty-first century threats (extreme weather, “fake news,” dropping a cell phone in the toilet), this action-packed hardcover handbook brings emergency instruction for anxious times.

We talked about Eggs Benedict, Stress Awareness, Wearing your PJ’s to work, foods we don’t like, strong handed grip = strong brain; set up our smart phone with Medical Alert app; Easter Egg coloring tips. Recipes: Billionaire Bars, Portobello Spinach Eggs Benedict and Asparagus-Ricotta Tart

TODAY: Eggs Benedict, Day of the Mushroom, Wear your Pajamas to Work, National Stress Awareness




Wednesday, April 17th:

We talked about Ford Mustangs, submarines, Bats, Haiku Poetry (and John even created a Haiku in honor of the Garden Doctor program) and the difference between clover, shamrocks and oxiates. Recipes: Blackberry Banana Smoothies, Carrot Snack Cake and Sunny side up Pizza.

TODAY: Cheese Ball, Ellis Island History, Blah! Blah! Blah!, Daffy Duck’s birthday



Thursday, April 18th:

Today we discussed animal crackers, Paul Revere, juggling, declulttering our finances, dying Easter eggs, best stan removers t have on hand and simple fixes for your life. Recipes: Taco Burgers, Refreshing Shrimp Salad, and Easy Rhubarb Relish,

TODAY: Animal Crackers, Paul Revere, Yankee Stadium-1923, Pet Owners


Friday, April 19th:

The acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Sue Klebold, mother of one of the Columbine shooters, about living in the aftermath of Columbine.

I interviewed Sue Klebold in March of 2017. Since Saturday, April 20th marks the 20th anniversary of the Columbine tragedy, we repeated the interview.

Today we talked about favorite kindergarten memories. Mine included chubby crayons, cinnamon graham crackers and green napping mats. Listeners also called in to share their stories. We also talked about garlic, tips for cleaning up your yard and the Pink April Full Moon. Recipes: Pineapple Upside Down Cake, and Peppermint Crush Squares

TODAY: Garlic, Amaretto, Patriot’s day, Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day